Identical twins Jane and Louise Wilson were born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Louise studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, and Jane at Newcastle Polytechnic. Both graduated from Goldsmiths College, London with an MA in Fine Art.
Through film and photography they explore the relationship between people and the environments they operate in, often depicting hidden, abandoned and forgotten spaces. The Wilsons have exhibited widely around the world in both commercial and public galleries. They were nominated for the Turner Prize in 1999.